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Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:53 pm

Yesterday I was spottng at SFO and I saw a brand new Virgin 744 from LGW G-VLIP "Hot Lips" arrive at SFO. Very Strange I thought 747-200s were on the route but then I saw that the 744 has been coming a couple times this week. But today I was in my back yard and I saw the 747-200 going to LGW. It's strange. Does anybody know something about it?

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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Sun Jul 01, 2001 2:17 pm

Michael,

What time did you see the 744 arrive yesterday? Are you sure it was the LGW flight and not the LHR flight?

The LGW flight VS041 arrives at 3:20pm and departs as VS042 @ 5:55pm and normally operates with the B742.

The LHR flight VS019 arrives at 1:50pm and departs as VS020 at 4:30pm.

If it was the LGW flight, maybe it was an equipment substitution. The flight is still scheduled in the computer as a B742.

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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 7

Sun Jul 01, 2001 6:34 pm

Richard,

It was comming and going to LGW. I was there with Michael. We were both a little shocked to see such a new 744 in SFO.

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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Sun Jul 01, 2001 9:47 pm

The company is using a combination of B744 and B742 a/c on this route, subject to availability.
 
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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:12 pm

I think they are training new 744 pilots on the route. A new pilot hella missed while landing. he was hella bad.



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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:17 pm

I doubt they would train new 744 pilots on a revenue flight.
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RE: Is The 747-400 Flying The LGW-SFO Instead Of 742s?

Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:19 pm

Well not train but those are their first flights so they gotta still get used to it.

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